Ubuntu – Keyboard randomly stops working. Switch to console mode and back fixes it

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AS the title says I'm on 10.04 and sometimes the keyboard will just plain stop working. Mouse still works fine. A quick <Ctrl> + <Alt> + F4 then <Ctrl> + <Alt> + F7 and the keyboard works again.

Is this a known issue? Am I just doing something dumb and not realizing it?

Thanks.

Best Answer

Turns out for me that I had a stuck button on my mouse that kept bringing the help menu up. When I switched mice the problem stopped. I never noticed this with the mouse on osx since the button didn't map to anything.

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